Islam in Africa Brown Bag Series: Ways of Knowing in Two West African Intellectual Traditions


Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 12:00pm to 2:00pm


Andover Hall 117 - Harvard Divinity School, 45 Francis Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138


Oludamini Ogunnaike, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the College of William and Mary will present his forthcoming book Sufism and Ifa: Ways of Knowing in Two West African Intellectual Traditions.

Free and open to the public | Lunch is provided


Islam in Africa has become an important and increasingly vibrant sub-field in Islamic Studies, attracting numerous extremely talented students who are conducting fine studies that have great impact in all fields in the humanities and social sciences. Dozens of books are published yearly including through major university presses, and so the goal of Critical Perspectives in the Development and Dynamics of Islam in Africa lecture series is to provide a platform for the discussion of cutting edge research in the field of Islam in Africa and to tap into the best of such new work for Africanists and Islamicists at all schools at Harvard. Every academic year, the Islam in Africa lecture series brings authors of newly published books and advanced Ph.D students to campus to discuss their work.

ORGANIZER: Harvard Divinity School